How did you meet your (now) husband? We met at work
How long have you been together? 4years
Do you have a proposal story? My husband proposed to me on new year’s eve while we were away on a holiday in the Hunter Valley at the most beautiful location at wild Edge retreat in Wollombi
What was your wedding date? 19th March 2016
Location (Ceremony and Reception)
Where? Bells at Killcare
What made you choose there? I love the Hamptons Style and Bells is very Hamptons with the gardens and the overall decor. I always wanted to get married on a beautiful sunny day in a garden.
How did you find it? Looked for Hampton style venues
How was the weather on the day? Perfect. A sunny autumn day. It rained the day before and after but the wedding day was perfect… not a drop of rain and warm in the sun with a nice breeze.
What made you decide to get married on this particular date? My birthday is the 10th and my husbands is the 9th… so we got married on the 19th
The Wedding Details
Theme? The theme was Hamptons with the navy and white stripes with a touch of rose gold.
Where did you draw your inspiration/ideas from? I love the Hamptons
Were any aspects of your wedding D.I.Y? If so What? I did all the decorating and setting up.
Bridesmaids – who/relationship? My cousin and Best friend
Groomsmen – who/relationship? Two best mates
Flower girls/Page boys – who/relationship? Grooms daughter and niece and nephew
Wedding Gown (the most important part!)
What made you decide to come into Karen Willis Holmes? It was the first place I visited and the staff were so friendly and nice. I went to 3-4 other stores and found the service to be terrible so decided to go back to Karen Willis Holmes
How many gowns did you try? 4
Where did you purchase your gown from (which store or stockist)? Paddington
What did you especially like about your gown? The quality was amazing, I loved the lace!
Who is your bridesmaid dress supplier? White Runway
Where did you get the groom and groomsmen’s suits? Tarocash
What accessories did you choose to finish your gown and also for those in your bridal party? Handmade earrings from Etsy
Where did you get your shoes from? Valentino
Did you wear a veil/headpiece? Where did you get this from? Handmade headpiece from Etsy
What advice would you give brides organizing their wedding? Enjoy the experience because time flys on the day. Make lots of lists and choose suppliers which are small businesses that you know what to make your day amazing. Pick a venue that is intimate. Choose Bombonieres which guests can appreciate and use years to come.
What advice would you give brides searching for their wedding gown? Go to Karen Willis Holmes I would recommend them to anyone that want service, quality and a beautiful dress.
Anything extra that is special or you would like to share about your big day.
Something Old? A photo of my sister who passed away
Something New? Handmade Hairpiece
Something Borrowed? A locket from my mum to put the photo in
Something Blue? Ribbon to attach the locket to the inside of my dress
Florist – Gai Hyde Flowers
Photographer – Darren Wigley (Mr Wigley)
Videographer – Candice Wise
Music – Gareth Hudson
First Dance – Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran) played live by Gareth Hudson
MC – Phil Keelan (A close friend of bride and groom)
Celebrant – Ken Livingstone
Stationery – Sajaro Invitations
Menu – Bells at Killcare
Cake – Bells at Killcare
Bombonieres – Quintessence – Northbridge
Wedding Bands – Sassart – Custom Designed
Extra features – Cheese Bar – by Bells at Killcare
Other – I chose marble handles cheese knives for the Bombonieres to go with the Cheese Bar theme and guests raved about them and have sent many pics since the wedding of them using the cheese knife.